Is that a threat? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
If you’re job hunting, use your search as leverage to improve your current situation—just don’t twist your boss’s arm too hard. The best approach: Ask your manager for advice. Say, “I’m looking for more opportunities to learn and grow. Do you think I should move on in order to advance, or do you see any advantages to my staying here?” Avoid threats such as, “Either I increase my salary by 20 percent or I’m gone,” even if you’re justifiably angry at your current employer.